Monday, August 12, 2019

Freeform Celebrates 30 Days of Disney in September; A-List Stars Visit Fox's Animation Domination This Fall

Freeform 30 Days of Disney

For Disneyphiles everywhere, Freeform will air beloved Disney classics from Disney-Pixar's Toy Story to Disney's The Jungle Book (2016) and everything in between during the month of September as they celebrate "30 Days of Disney." Each week (Monday through Friday) in September will be themed to highlight the best of Disney villains, singalongs, pirates and sheroes. Each weekend will also be jam-packed with more of your favorite Disney films.

Sept. 2-Sept. 6 is "Villains Week," featuring such classics as Disney's Maleficent, Disney's Beauty and the Beast (1991) and Disney's The Lion King (1994).
Sept. 9-Sept. 13 is all about Pirates and adventures with Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl and more of Jack Sparrow's escapades.
Sept. 16-Sept. 20 is "Singalong Week" and will have you belting out celebrated Disney songs from Disney's The Princess and the Frog, High School Musical, Newsies: The Broadway Musical and more. Selected movies will feature on-screen lyrics to help you immerse yourself in your own musical experience.
Sept. 23-Sept. 27 fans can root for their favorite Sheroes in such movies as Disney's Moana and Disney's Zootopia, among more of your Disney faves.

Freeform will give viewers an exciting behind-the-scenes look at the new lands at Walt Disney World Resort in Florida and Disneyland Resort in Southern California with a two-hour special, Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge - Adventure Awaits, premiering Sunday, Sept. 29, at 8 p.m. EDT. Hosted by Neil Patrick Harris, the immersive and exclusive television event will allow audiences to explore the epic new lands and learn more about how this new planet of Batuu came to life. With celebrity guests including Kaley Cuoco, Keegan-Michael Key, Jay Leno, Sarah Hyland, Miles Brown and more, Walt Disney Imagineers and Disney Cast Members share how they helped bring Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge to life with fascinating insider details. The special will follow Neil Patrick Harris as he meets up with Keegan-Michael Key for some laughs in Oga's Cantina and takes a tour of Batuu. Sarah Hyland learns about the tensions between the First Order and the Resistance and creates her own droid at the Droid Depot. Jay Leno explores Millennium Falcon: Smugglers Run, inside and out, and Kaley Cuoco takes a special sneak peek inside the incredible upcoming attraction, Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance.


The Simpsons

Get ready to hear your favorite stars when a top-notch roster of guest voices line up this season for the return of Fox's Animation Domination, beginning Sunday, Sept. 29, on The Simpsons at 8:00PM ET/PT, all-new series Bless the Harts at 8:30 PM ET/PT, Bob's Burgers at its new time of 9:00PM ET/PT and Family Guy at its new later time of 9:30PM ET/PT.

The 31st season of The Simpsons, the longest-running primetime scripted show in television history, will feature a multitude of guest voices, including singer, songwriter, record producer and pianist John Legend, his wife, supermodel and author Chrissy Teigen (Lip Sync Battle), and Zach Woods (Silicon Valley). Additional guest voices this season include Fortune Feimster (Life in Pieces), Asia Kate Dillon (John Wick 3, Billions), Jim Parsons (The Big Bang Theory), Scott Bakula (NCIS: New Orleans) and directors Joseph and Anthony Russo (Avengers: Endgame). As previously announced, John Mulaney (Saturday Night Live), Bob Odenkirk (Better Call Saul), Jason Momoa (Aquaman) and primatologist and anthropologist Jane Goodall also are heard this season.

Bless the Harts

Created and executive-produced by Emmy Award winner Emily Spivey (The Last Man on Earth, Parks and Recreation, Saturday Night Live) and featuring an all-star voice cast of comedy stars, including Kristen Wiig, Maya Rudolph, Jillian Bell and Ike Barinholtz, Bless the Harts is a new half-hour animated comedy that follows the Harts, a Southern family that is always broke, and forever struggling to make ends meet. They one day hope to achieve the American dream, but they're already rich - in friends, family and laughter. Notable recurring guest voices throughout the first season include Fortune Feimster, Holly Hunter, Mary Steenburgen and Drew Tarver.

Bob's Burgers

Recently nominated for its eighth Emmy for Outstanding Animated Program, the fan-favorite series Bob's Burgers returns for a momentous 10th season, and the beloved Belchers are back, along with some notable guest stars. Megan Mullally (Will & Grace) returns as Linda's sister, Gayle, in this season's premiere episode; Sarah Silverman and Laura Silverman return as The Pesto Twins; and Jenny Slate returns as Tammy Larsen. This season will also feature returning guest voices from Bless the Harts' Jillian Bell, Billy Eichner (The Lion King 2019), Jim Gaffigan, Max Greenfield, Kathryn Hahn, Thomas Lennon and Damon Wayans Jr.

Family Guy

Cult-favorite animated series Family Guy returns for a 17th season with new adventures and hijinks for the Griffin Clan and all their friends in the town of Quahog, RI. In the season premiere, guest voices Bryan Cranston and Niecy Nash return as Peter's (Seth MacFarlane) bosses. Additional guest voices this season include singer-songwriter Kenny Loggins, Mike Judge, Hank Azaria, Danny Trejo, Judy Greer, Chris Parnell, Christopher Meloni and Nat Faxon.


Sitcoms Airing Tonight

Tuesday, October 19

Tyler Perry's House of Payne - "Pow Wow at the Paynes" (BET, 8:00PM ET/PT)
Ella is hesitant to tell Lisa what she thinks about her jewelry line.

Tyler Perry's Assisted Living - "Yolo" (BET, 8:30PM ET/PT)
Philip and Sandra hatch plans to make workaholic Jeremy take a timeout for family.

Complete TV Listings


Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of October 18)

Tuesday, October 19

  • Kumail Nanjiani (Bless the Harts/Silicon Valley) - Catch Kumail on a repeat of Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • Meredith Hagner (Search Party/Men at Work) - Meredith appears on a repeat of The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon at 11:35pm on NBC.
  • Nick Offerman (Parks and Recreation) - Nick is a guest on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert at 11:35pm on CBS. He chats with the ladies of The View on ABC at 11am ET/10am CT-PT.
  • Nathan Lane (Only Murders in the Building/Modern Family/Charlie Lawrence/Encore! Encore!/One of the Boys) - Nathan is a guest on Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
  • B.J. Novak (The Office) - B.J. appears on Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
  • Eve (Eve) - Eve talks about her role in Queens on LIVE! with Kelly and Ryan, so check your listings.
  • Leah Remini (Kevin Can Wait/The Exes/Family Tools/The King of Queens/Fired Up) - Leah guest hosts The Wendy Williams Show, so check your local listings.
  • Ron Howard (Arrested Development/Happy Days/The Andy Griffith Show) and Clint Howard (Gung Ho) - Ron and Clint are guests on The Kelly Clarkson Show, so check your local listings.
  • Issa Rae (Insecure), Yvonne Orji (Insecure) and Kendrick Sampson (Insecure) - Issa, Yvonne and Kendrick talk about the final season of Insecure on Tamron Hall, so check your local listings.
  • Alicia Silverstone (American Woman) - Alicia talks about The Baby-Sitters Club on The Drew Barrymore Show, so check your local listings.
  • Melissa Joan Hart (Melissa & Joey/Sabrina, the Teenage Witch/Clueless) - Melissa is a guest on The Doctors, so check your local listings.
  • Jamie Foxx (Dad Stop Embarrassing Me!/The Jamie Foxx Show) - Jamie talks about his upcoming memoir on Access Daily, so check your local listings.
  • Alyson Hannigan (How I Met Your Mother/Free Spirit)- Alyson talks about Food Network's Outrageous Pumpkins on Access Daily, so check your local listings.
  • Justina Machado (One Day at a Time) - Justina talks about Lifetime's Switched Before Birth on NBC's Today in the 9am hour and on Access Daily, so check your local listings.


New on DVD/Blu-ray (June-October)

Head of the Class - The Complete Third Season Family Ties - The Complete Series (2021 Release) Hot in Cleveland - The Complete Series (2021 Release) Young Sheldon - The Complete Fourth Season Maude - The Complete Series (2021 Release)

06/08 - The Critic - The Complete Series
06/08 - Fuller House - The Fifth and Final Season
06/08 - Fuller House - The Complete Series
06/08 - Our Cartoon President - Season 3
06/15 - The Office - Season 1 (Blu-ray) / 2 / 3 / 4 / 5 / 6 / 7 / 8 / 9
06/15 - Parks and Recreation - The Complete Series (Blu-ray)
07/07 - No Activity - Season 2
07/13 - The Unicorn - Season 2
07/20 - Head of the Class - The Complete Third Season
07/27 - Family Ties - The Complete Series (2021 Release)
07/27 - Hot in Cleveland - The Complete Series (2021 Release)
07/27 - The Neighborhood - Season Three
08/20 - The Adventures of Ozzie & Harriet - Deluxe Edition (100 Episodes) (Time Life)
08/20 - The Adventures of Ozzie & Harriet - Standard Edition (50 Episodes) (Time Life)
08/24 - The Jim Gaffigan Show - Season 2
09/07 - Young Sheldon - The Complete Fourth Season (Blu-ray)
10/19 - Maude - The Complete Series (2021 Release)
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